Saturday night, Darklight enjoyed playing for the 100 plus people packed at Studio 7 in Seattle, Wa.
Highlighted in their performance of their debut CD, “Anomaly”, is Darklight’s single, “Human Being”.
"Human Being" was performed second in their setlist. The chords from the bassist, Little Ben, were spot on. The lead singer/guitarist, for Darklight is Freakshow who gave a controlled focused performance with steady vocals and guitar throughout. Xavier was on the drums and gave a consistent performance.
The counterpoint in the performance overall seemed at first to suffer a bit. The bass was not well heard, and the drums were louder than the singer at times. This increased confusion of where the some of the songs were going in the music when they could have been perceived as a bit lost and intangible.
However, true to heart lyrics lead the bulk of the crowd into a trance with the melodic sway in the music. Atonal instrumentals clashed with the X, the vocalist in a surprising and surrealistic way. Heads weren't banging but they were moving with the changing patterns of rhythm throughout the Darklight live concert.
Little Ben was asked to clarify a few key questions about their music on their new CD and how he felt about the performance the night before.
JF: “What is the idea, the concept, for Darklight music?”
LB: “To tie in art and music. The live shows are a part of art. Our album has all original artwork. There are a lot of talented visual artists here [Seattle]. It’s a community of people, not just three guys. We like to collaborate artistically with our fans. The goal of the band is to bring something unique, fun and amazing to the stage.”
JF: “And do you feel that you accomplished this goal last night?"
LB: "That’s up to the listener to decide. We [Darklight] had fun, yes.”
In essence, Darklight is more of an expressionism band with many influences including classical, industrial, acoustic, hard rock, and metal. The metal is primarily progressive.
With expressionistic music expect the unexpected. You may be guided into feeling the hard rock vibe, then later trance out to progressive metal.
Darklight didn't waste time for their 3-piece band to form in April of 2012. Within a month, they recorded “Castle” their first single and by the second month, they were playing shows.
"Anomaly" Darklight's new CD, released Saturday carries a unique perspective of life. The music in “Human Being”, the single, is incredible.
Be prepared for music you may not have heard before. This is an eclectic original blend of multiple genres sure to get your mind wrapped around Darklight. The band was successful in their believable concert performance.
To purchase your copy of Darklight, “Anomaly”, contact the band at: www.facebook.com/darklightband